Article reports that Mifid II’s best execution reports are being underused and firms are struggling to comply with a recent update to the regulations, according to several industry experts. The lack of a clear regulatory guidance by national regulators across the EU have led to uncertainties on the directive’s best execution obligations – regulatory technical standard (RTS) 27 – which requires firms to provide best execution reports, free of charge and downloadable in a machine-readable format. Article includes comments from Alex McDonald, CEO of EVIA, who asserted that after 18 months of RTS27 reports, firms now have enough data to fulfil their RTS28 best execution requirements. He was however sceptical of their wider use, particularly in areas other than equities.
Article reports that traded gas volumes in European brokered markets surged 22% in 2019 to 32,694 TWh, pushed by strong turnover at the key Dutch TTF hub, according to London Energy Brokers’ Association (Leba) data.
Article mentions TTF volumes surged 23% to 26,096 TWh, while German NCG contracts increased 24% to 1,866 TWh. UK NBP traded volumes, not encompassed in the European total, dropped 25% to 5,347 TWh. Article includes reports on brokered coal trade, coal volumes, power and carbon.
Article reports that traded gas volumes in European brokered markets reported 30,496 TWh from January-November, a 22% rise on the same period in 2018, according to data from the London Energy Brokers’ Association (Leba). Volumes on the Dutch TTF hub soared 22% to 24,321 TWh, while German NCG contracts increased nearly 24% to 1,757 TWh. Article includes reports on French peg contracts, UK NBP traded volumes, coal trading as well as power and carbon volumes.
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